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Sutton Garden Suburb was one of a number of garden suburbs set up by partnership organisations inspired by early developments such as Hampstead Garden Suburb, the Garden City movement and the pioneering town planning of Parker and Unwin. It was designed by Frederick Cavendish Pearson for Rose Hill Park Limited, which sold out its rights in 1913 to Sutton Garden Suburb Limited. Only a small part of the planned garden suburb was completed although there was some later infilling from the 1930s onwards. The internal space was formerly used as allotments but later fell into disuse.
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Hawthorne Close, Sutton Garden Suburb, 2012. Photo courtesy of Sutton Garden Suburb Residents' Association.
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The common characteristic of garden suburbs is small scale housing, often with excellent detailing, narrow winding roads, cul-de-sacs, generous verges and communal open spaces. Frederic Cavendish Pearson had previously been involved in laying out Brentham Garden Suburb (q.v.) in Ealing.
Susan Beattie, 'A Revolution in London Housing', 1980; Skelton 1999; Brent Elliott, The Idea of the Garden Suburb, paper presented at the Autumn Conference of London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust, 'London's Garden Suburbs, Community Landscape and the Urban Ideal', 4 and 5 October 2000; C B Purdom, 'The Garden City'